African Moderator Is Historic Choice for WCC, Elections Also Name Noffsinger to Central Committee

The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches has chosen a new Central Committee to serve for the period until the next assembly is held. Among the 150 delegates selected for the Central Committee is Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger, as well as three others from the peace churches. In an historic choice, the Central Committee has chosen its first woman and African to serve as moderator.
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Newsline for November 11, 2013

NEWS: 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries challenges church to raise $500,000 for Typhoon Haiyan response. WCC 10th ASSEMBLY: 2) Church of the Brethren general secretary takes part in plenary on peace. 3) World Council of Churches Assembly adopts statement on just peace.
4) Assembly documents address unity, politicization of religion and rights of religious minorities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, among other concerns. 5) African moderator is historic choice for WCC, elections also name Noffsinger to Central Committee. 6) Ecumenical conversation works at new definition of ‘security.’ 7) Leading EYN through its most difficult time: An interview with Samuel Dante Dali. […]

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Thoughts on Mission and Unity from the WCC 10th Assembly

Each day at the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, has focused on a particular subtheme related to either the overall theme and prayer of the meeting–“God of life, lead us to justice and peace”–or the main goals of the ecumenical movement. Monday of this week focused on mission, Tuesday focused on unity. Here are just a few of the thoughts about mission and unity:

“Mission belongs to the very being of the church.” — A leader of the World Evangelical Alliance bringing greetings to the assembly during the plenary session on mission. He also said in his remarks that, “Witnessing to the gospel should never be done in a way that overturns human dignity.”
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